Day 5 of my JMT super modified journey started at 9:00 a.m., not late, just leisurely! It was tough to tear myself away from the fuzzy antlered young buck that had joined me at Rock Creek. Just a mile up the trail I came upon PCT thru-hiker “Lala,” another YouTube “celebrity.” As she rested on a log after filtering water, she shared how bummed she was to be hiking so slow, going only 1 mile an hour. She was dealing with shortness of breath and said the altitude was kicking her butt on this last bid to finish all 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. Commiseration ensued and I shared my need to turn back to regain my health. I got to tell her about the Hike for Harvey, and we shared our thoughts on the need for stronger education and better care for everyone dealing with Alzheimer’s. I was so grateful when she offered her last 900 miles as her Hike for Harvey. Thank you, Lala.